08 December, 2013
I want to take a little break from our holiday festivities around here to wish my sweet mother a happy birthday. As with anyone born in the month a December, her birthday always seemed to get mashed up with Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not always a proper party or gifts.
Not this year.
So - Happy Birthday Mom . . . the gracious lady who taught me how to entertain. Who taught both the power of a good attitude, and the many uses of a bad one. Who taught me not to leave the house ill-dressed just in case I were to see someone I knew. Who taught me to embrace the love of travel. Who taught me that one can never actually have too many dishes. And who continues to teach me about enjoying life - and not putting up with anyone's bullshit.
That's my mom.